Relationships, Decisions, and Physical Effort in the Marro Traditional Sporting Game: A Multimodal Approach

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Martín-Martínez, David
Lavega i Burgués, PereLavega i Burgués, Pere - ORCID ID
Salas Santandreu, CristòfolSalas Santandreu, Cristòfol - ORCID ID
Duran Delgado, Conxita
Prat Ambrós, Queralt
Damian da Silva, Sabrine
Machado, Leonardo
Aires Araujo, Pablo
Muñoz Arroyave, Verónica
Lapuente, Manuel
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cc-by (c) Martín-Martínez et al., 2021
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The purpose of this study was to examine the players’ decisions-making in Marro (a Traditional Sporting Game) through a multimodal approach. Each player’s decision-making assumes specific accelerations and decelerations associated with different effort. The research objectives were: (i) to study the decision-making associated with the roles of Hunter and Hare; (ii) to know the physical effort by the roles (Hunters and Hares); (iii) to reveal T-Patterns in the multimodal strategic approach (integrated with decisions and different physical effort) with a direct incidence on the scoring by roles. The study was performed with 22 male and 2 female players aged 18 to 25 (M = 19.4; SD = 1.3). The Marro game was played by two groups for eight minutes. An observational methodology was used, through a type III design. The observational design was nomothetic, one-time, and multidimensional. An ‘ad hoc’ tool was built to ensure the data quality. Univariate analyses were performed using Crosstabs Command, with adjusted residuals (AR), Classification Trees (Chaid model) and T-Pattern Analysis (TPA). Significant differences were found between matches using the scoring (p < 0.001; ES = 0.26), role (p < 0.001; ES = 0.31), or the organic variables of the study, the speed (p < 0.001; ES = 0.73), the metabolic power and the acceleration/deceleration the speed (p = 0.023; ES = 0.43), while the predictive model pointed to the variable role (p < 0.001) as the main factor responsible for the model growth. TPA (p < 0.005) revealed differences attributable to internal logic in the yellow (first match) and orange (second match) teams, while organic variables were more changeable in the violet (first match) and green (second match) teams. This study advances the individualization of the decision-making process. These results may be useful to better understand the internal of functioning of the Marro game 360◦ since the use of various methodologies and variables (multimodal approach) provided original findings.
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International Journal of Environmental Research And Public Health, 2021, vol. 18, núm. 20, 10832